Call of Duty, Modern Warfare, and halo are all fun violent video games, but can they tempt your mind to do crazy and bad things. Unfortunately, this does happen in people as young as 12. Violent video games are changing the world and unluckily for them it affects children the most. Violent video games very much contribute to youth violence, because many perpetrators of mass shootings played violent video games, by inhabiting violent characters in video games children are more likely to imitate the behaviors of these characters and might have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality, and finally the U. S Military uses violent video games to teach troops to kill and many are playing games even more violent than the ones the U.
Can aggressive and violent behavior be attributed to violence in video games? For most young people, playing video games either on a computer or a handy device is just a regular routine in their daily lives. By time, gaming becomes an addiction and it interferes with the person’s relation with other people or their goals in life. An innocent and kind child can suddenly become aggressive and violent, as aggressive video games tend to cause anger issues and frustration. Some people, especially the young ones that feel weak and find it challenging to make friends can easily interact with random gamers without the distress of face-to-face interactions.
These children are seen as more likely to commit crimes and feel a lack of empathy for their actions. This debate often resurfaces in the media after a tragic school shooting happens. Some look to blame gun safety laws, whereas others argue that violent video games are the leading cause of these horrific events. Those against violent video games argue that there is a relationship between playing these games and an increase of aggressive behavior, followed by a decrease in empathy and prosocial behavior (Young, nwmissourinews.com). This being rooted in the fact that video games often reward players for committing violent acts, portraying them as fun and normal.
Do Violent Video Games Make Kids Aggressive? High school shootings are happening more frequently than ever. What is causing people to want to inflict pain and destruction? Many people are trying to blame violent video games as the culprit. With this in mind, some researchers are alleging that aggressive behavior is resulting from violent video games while others disagree completely.
Effect of violent video games on Children’s behavior For a long time, research on the effect of violent video games on people especially children have been sparse and weak. However, the current research findings have shown a clear connection between children’s exposure to violence in video games and anti-social behaviors such as extreme aggressiveness in real life (Anderson& Gentile, 2006). Those children exposed to more violent video games have
When kids are playing video games, they can have effects of bad behavior and they lose their innocence by becoming desensitized. To start off, violent video games contributes to aggressive behaviors in kids. Children learn from influence so when they play video games they learn it is okay to act violent. In an article from TIME it declares that “When asked if it was okay for a boy to strike a peer if that peer said something negative about him, for example, these kids were more likely to say yes” (paragraph 7). This shows that kids are more likely to have bad behavior if they play violent video games by lashing out at classmates and bullying them.
This could be ruining their minds as we know. Although it’s true that some video games don’t have Violence, the majority of games do and the producers of those games know it, that’s why they keep making more because they are selling to children and some adults. Video games could corrupt a child’s mind, distract them from reality, and how to be violent towards other people and things. I get that video games can be fun from experience, but why must video games have to become so violent form people to want and play them?
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not there is a relationship between violent video games and engaging in violent acts. The majority of best-selling games involve frequent acts of violence as the central gameplay theme such as; Call of Duty, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Battlefield. In today 's media, we see acts of violence everywhere. I have personally seen people blame violent video games for recent school shootings that have occurred. One of the biggest question in our society at the moment is, do violent video games have a long-term effect on people, or are there other contributing factors that lead to such violence?
Researchers found that over the past half-century, the exposure to violence on television, movies, seasons, and most recently in video games increases the risk of violent behavior. Children these days they try to copy and imitate the characters which are shown on the television or in video games. The media who market the violent television, video games and other forms of entertainment argue that this is safe entertainment but it is no way near safe. By seeing violence on television, they become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others for example if the see someone hurting other they might not care about it because after watching that much violence on TV, movies and video games they become very less sensitive about such events
But still, after knowing all those disadvantages why do a lot of people get addicted to it? Video games like Defense of Ancients (DOTA) can cause violent behavior. According to Radowitz (August 2015), “Psychologists have confirmed that playing violent video games is linked to aggressive and callous behaviour.” This explains why violent video games have been caused for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards other people. Playing computer or video games has recently become type of favourite entertainment. One example of violent video game is Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) which is a influential game in the Philippines.